Chet Douglas Bandy, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

Managing Director

  • Office 309-454-1600 ext. 19

My Team

As a Financial Representative for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone. Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Together, we stand committed to providing the best customer service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

Stacie M Croff

Stacie M Croff

Practice Manager
Office 309-454-1600
Fax 309-452-8030

Steve E Bryant

Associate Financial Representative
Office 217-351-9000

Steve joined Northwestern Mutual in 2006 after a varied financial services career beginning in a tax accounting firm and then in the banking industry.  After beginning as an operations assistant in Northwestern Mutual Investment Services area, Steve is now responsible for all of the case preperaration (personal planning analysis and insurance illustrations) for the firm's financial representatives who utilize the planning department, assists with training new representatives in the use of the planning analysis toos, and is also a fully licensed back-up sepervisor to the Director of Network Office Sepervision where he assists with network office compliance and supervision.  Steve is life and health licensed in Illinois, and has obtained the FINRA series 6,7,9,10,26,63,and 66 securities and supervisory licenses.

Steve's case preparation responsibilities have grown to the extent where he has two great people assisting him, Amber Coburn (full-time assistant working with Steve in the Champaign office), and Justin Lex (half-time working out of the Springfield office).

Steve has been married to his lovely wife, Joellen, since 1987, where they live in Champaign, Illinois with their two daughters, Ashley and Katie.  Steve enjoys spending time with his family, attending his daughter's sporting events, volunteering at church where he and his wife are involved in a small group, and traveling to the Rocky Mountains in the summer.


Elizabeth A Wiggs

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 309-454-1600

Elizabeth Wiggs (Betsy) joined Northwestern Mutual in 2014.  Along with being an associate Financial Representative she is the Office Manager working directly under the Managing Director, Chet Bandy.  Betsy is life and health licensed in Illinois, and has obtained the FINRA series 6 and 63 securities licenses. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting.


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